Social Innovation - by Geoff Mulgan (Paperback)
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About the Book Geoff Mulgan, a pioneer in the global field of social innovation, explains how it provides answers to today's global social, economic and sustainability issues. He argues for matching RandD in technology and science with a socially focused RandD and harnessing creative imagination on a larger scale than ever before. Book Synopsis The 21st century has brought a cornucopia of new knowledge and technologies. But there has been little progress in our ability to solve social problems using social innovation - the deliberate invention of new solutions to meet social needs - across the globe. Geoff Mulgan is a pioneer in the global field of social innovation. Building on his experience advising international governments, businesses and foundations, he explains how it provides answers to today's global social, economic and sustainability issues. He argues for matching RandD in technology and science with a socially focused RandD and harnessing creative imagination on a larger scale than ever before. Weaving together history, ideas, policy and practice, he shows how social innovation is now coming of age, offering a comprehensive view of what can be done to solve the global social challenges we face. Review Quotes Mulgan's wide-ranging vision and extensive experience are on display in this whirlwind tour of the prospects and challenges facing social innovators. Enjoy the ride! Mark H. Moore, Harvard University About the Author Geoff Mulgan is chief executive of Nesta, the UK's innovation foundation, and the author of many books, including Good and Bad Power and Big Mind.

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